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Do some browser detection with Ruby. Includes ActionController integration.

Installation

gem install browser

Usage

require "rubygems"
require "browser"

browser = Browser.new(:ua => "some string", :accept_language => "en-us")
browser.name        # readable browser name
browser.version
browser.safari?
browser.opera?
browser.chrome?
browser.chrome_os?
browser.mobile?
browser.tablet?
browser.console?
browser.firefox?
browser.ie?
browser.ie6?        # this goes up to 11
browser.modern?     # Webkit, Firefox 17+, IE 9+ and Opera 12+
browser.platform    # return :mac, :windows, :linux or :other
browser.mac?
browser.windows?
browser.windows_x64?
browser.linux?
browser.blackberry?
browser.bot?
browser.meta        # an array with several attributes
browser.to_s        # the meta info joined by space

See the tests and implementation for more examples.

Rails integration

Just add it to the Gemfile.

gem "browser"

This adds a helper method called browser, that inspects your current user agent.

<% if browser.ie6? %>
  <p class="disclaimer">You're running an older IE version. Please update it!</p>
<% end %>

Middleware

You can use the Browser::Middleware to redirect user agents.

use Browser::Middleware do
  redirect_to "/upgrade" unless browser.modern?
end

If you're using Rails, you can use the route helper methods. Just add something like the following to a initializer file (config/initializers/browser.rb).

Rails.configuration.middleware.use Browser::Middleware do
  redirect_to upgrade_path unless browser.modern?
end

Notice that you can have multiple conditionals.

Rails.configuration.middleware.use Browser::Middleware do
  redirect_to upgrade_path(browser: "oldie") if browser.ie? && !browser.modern?
  redirect_to upgrade_path(browser: "oldfx") if browser.firefox? && !browser.modern?
end

Maintainer

Contributors

License

(The MIT License)

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